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 New Customizable Get Started Kit
New Customizable Get Started Kit
Customizable Get Started Kit
 
Reviewer: Rimbaud
Location:Tacoma, WA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:09/16/2013
Bare Minerals Saved My Skin
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: amazing, will love this product forever, quick & easy
I had been battling newly acquired '20's acne' and seriously losing. I had never worn full foundation, as I always had nice skin (I was never the kind of girl that had to spend forever making sure my make-up looked 'just right'), but my problems areas were spreading, and using concealer on just the problem spots was only making it worse. A co-worker recommend that I go into a Bare Escentuals Boutique and have one of the consultants do a 'make-under', and just see how I liked it. She RAVED about how wonderful it was, and couldn't say enough good things about the product. A week or so later I ended up in our local mall, and decided 'what the heck, won't hurt to just try it, right?' And man am I glad I did!!!! I have been wearing Bare Minerals almost a full year now, and my skin is almost entirely clear. It not only gave me an even complexion, but (and with some help from the Blemish Therapy product) it helped clear up my skin. I will be using this product as long as I live. Thank you Bare Minerals for giving me my clear skin back!
MY ROUTINE
1. Three pumps PURELY NOURISHING MOSITURIZER - NORMAL TO DRY SKIN (let dry)
2. Pea sized amount FOUNDATION PRIMER ORIGINAL+NEUTRALIZING (I mix them together for redness control, let dry)
3. BLEMISH THERAPY (for any soon to be blemishes)
4. ORIGINAL FOUNDATION (swirl, tap, & buff)
5. CORRECTING CONCEALER (for dark circles and any other problem areas, I find that it sits better when I put it on after my foundation)
6. WARMTH (Using the 3 shape buff on each side of face)
7. READY BLUSH - THE ONE (love this color, so delicate and feminine, great for fair skin)
Hope this review helped any potential Bare Minerals converts out there!
+20points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 23out of 26found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Rimbaud
Location:Tacoma, WA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:09/16/2013
ORIGINAL+NEUTRALIZING = More even skin tone!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: amazing, i mix it!
I had been using the Original Primer, and received a sample of the Neutralizing because I was curious if it would help with some specific red areas. I was hesitant to use it full strength, so I ended up just mixing some of it into one of my almost empty Original Primer bottles, and I LOVE how it turned out. Has the consistency of the Original Primer, but does more to even out my skin tone after adding the Neutralizing Primer. My Bare Minerals make-up has never looked better. Definitely going to continue mixing, and I highly recommend it for anyone with 'red zones'.
+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 9out of 9found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Rimbaud
Location:Tacoma, WA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Alex
Date:09/27/2012
Thank You Bare Minerals!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: life changing
This product is amazing! I've been fighting my newly received "20's" acne, and seriously just wanted to throw in the towel I was so tired of losing. Then my friend recommended BareMinerals, and so I tried it out. This whole makeup line is wonderful, but I am so impressed by the Blemish Therapy! I haven't had a single breakout since I started using it! I am so thrilled and thankful to BareMinerals for giving me back my clear skin. I highly recommended this to anyone who has troublesome acne, or just the occasional breakout.
+8points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 8found this review helpful.
 
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Any way to purchase the brush alone, and will this product harm my skin if I don't suffer from redness?
I don't have redness but wanted a double-ended countour angled brush, and this looks perfect! If not, would this product harm my face if I do use it (would it even be suggested for my skin type if its considered normal) and don't suffer from redness?
Bare Minerals is for EVERYONE. I have some redness, and fairly clear skin, but also a few problem areas (which are so much better now, thanks to BE). You can order any of the brushes, or go on down to your local BE Boutique and pick one out in person. Though if you're looking for a switch in foundation, I highly recommend this line.
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Rimbaud
Tacoma, WA
1 year, 1 month ago
 
 New Customizable Get Started Kit
New Customizable Get Started Kit
Customizable Get Started Kit
 
is this a good product for teens?
Is this product good for teens
YES. When my little sister (17 now) wants to start wearing foundation this is what I'm going to recommend to her, and already have, thankfully she thinks it's a waste of time, and unlike me she has very clear skin. It is so quick & easy to apply that you won't be stuck in the bathroom forever making sure your make-up looks "just right". Also, it looks SOO natural, that it won't conceal their natural youthful beauty, as some other heavy foundations will do. It accents your natural beauty, and evens out your skin, but it doesn't "hide" your skin, which so many teens manage to do and look 10x their age, and oh so fake. Don't know if this question was for you, or your child, but I highly recommend this foundation for the youth.

Hope this helped!
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Rimbaud
Tacoma, WA
1 year, 1 month ago
 
 New Customizable Get Started Kit
New Customizable Get Started Kit
Customizable Get Started Kit
 
Yes, this is my first time purchasing bare minerals foundation but I am not sure which start up kit to choose,is there some way i can get some advice?
I have light skin tone but I have black spots under my chin and on my neck because I have hair bumps on the right side of my face. I also have dry and oily skin, plus in the summer time i sweat in my face. I've been having a really hard time finding the right foundation and I want a really good concealer to cover my dark spots. I need advice and help big time!!!! I don't wear make up that much because I can never find a right foundation. And I feel naked without it. Thanks, Melissa.
Melissa,

I use Bare MInerals and I have: Dark circles, acne scars, red zones, normal to dry skin, and I sweat in my face in the job I do.

I would recommend the New Customizable Get Started Kit, in the Original Foundation. I would not recommend ordering online if thats what you're intending, because choosing a shade is very difficult if you can't try it on your face. I would recommend going down to your local Bare Escentuals Boutique and having them do a shade match/make-under. They are usually very helpful, especially if you just give in and tell them you're really lost, giving up, and just need help (basically what I did, I was battling 20's acne at the time, but not anymore! -Thanks to BE). As for your black spots, I would recommend their "Correcting Conealer, in whatever shade matches your skin best. I put mine on AFTER my foundation, don't know why, but it seems to do better that way. In the summer I would recommend having your foundation & brush on hand as it's not the most industrial of foundations, but it is very healthy and good for your skin, and you can reapply as needed during the day without it looking 'cakey'.

I hope this helped you!
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Rimbaud
Tacoma, WA
1 year, 1 month ago
 
Blemish Therpy
Can this also be used as a conceler?I saw where it says AVOID eye area, but didnt know if I could use to cover dark circles or if I need an additional concealer? TY
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It is very light and just helps with the treatment and redness of blemishes. Conceals just enough if you are putting foundation over it. I would recommend a separate product for under eye concealer.
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Rimbaud
2 years ago
 
Blemish therapy after primer?
There have been a lot of questions about whether to use the blemish therapy before or after using moisturizer, and the consensus seems to be after, but i wanted to confirm with someone whether or not this also applied when using foundation primer. so if you used all three it would be moisturizer first, then primer, then blemish therapy? Will the blemish therapy be able to penetrate through the primer? thanks!
When I had a BE representative first makeunder my face, she put on the moisturizer, primer, and then blemish therapy. I then put my foundation and everything else on. Had pretty bad breakouts on my chin, and now with the blemish therapy I have no more breakouts, only had to cover the scars. So it must work through the moisturizer and primer just fine. Hope this helps!
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Rimbaud
2 years ago
 
Does this smell like Sulfur?
I know sulfur works on my acne, but usually it smells that way.
It does slightly, but only when you're putting it on. The smell goes away after that.
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Rimbaud
2 years ago